Discussion on the most popular green packaging

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Discussion on green packaging

first, the merits and demerits of packaging

when we discuss green packaging, we must start with packaging

in today's commodity economy society, a large number of various commodities are produced. Commodities are products produced for exchange, so there is a process of commodity circulation. In order to meet the needs of circulation, various kinds of packaging are widely used, such as storage and transportation packaging (also known as transportation packaging), sales packaging, and so on; Packaging is an indispensable part of commodities. Without packaging, the function of commodity circulation and exchange cannot be realized; It is unimaginable for commodities without packaging. Even a few so-called shirtless commodities cannot be transported and stored without packaging, but without sales packaging. It is no exaggeration to say that without packaging, there will be no commodities, and there will be no development of our market economy. Any commodity can never be a good commodity without good packaging. The view of indiscriminately criticizing and opposing packaging is very wrong, and the view of belittling packaging is also very harmful. Older friends must remember that in the early 1970s and 1980s, our country just vigorously developed the market economy. In order to change the heavy losses caused by poor packaging of our export commodities, we formulated a set of guidelines and policies to quickly change the situation of "first-class commodities, second-class packaging, third-class prices" and achieved remarkable results. It is true that the formulation of the so-called first-class goods is indeed questionable, but there are many cases of second-class packaging leading to third-class prices, especially many "shirtless goods" in agricultural and sideline products exported at that time. After foreign businessmen used exquisite sales packaging, their value doubled, and they also obtained a large amount of excess profits, and we gave this part of our wealth to others in vain. Historical experience deserves our great attention

The rational application of packaging has not only created rich benefits for commodity producers, but also brought numerous benefits to consumers. For example, after rice is packed in plastic film bags, especially barrier plastic film bags, the shelf life can be increased from about one month in bulk to months or even more than one year; After vacuum small packaging is adopted for mustard and pickled vegetables, the price of products of unit quality has increased significantly, but this small packaging has the advantages of long storage time and convenient use. Moreover, due to its moderate weight, it avoids the corruption and deterioration of the rest of the meal after unsealing, and instead reduces the economic burden of consumers on soft packaging enterprises, so it is widely welcomed by the society. Mustard The shirtless packaging of traditional agricultural and sideline foods such as pickles and large packaging with a portion of more than 500g are becoming less and less, and some even disappear. The sales of many agricultural and sideline products in other places benefit from the development of packaging materials and packaging technology. Although today, with the high development of science and technology, the regional boundaries of agricultural and sideline products production are constantly decreasing, but the regional boundaries still exist. The old saying "South Orange and North orange" still plays a role in many places. For example, fresh litchi, known as the king of fruits, can only be produced in the subtropical south, so that only after we use polystyrene foam insulation turnover box, this kind of fresh fruit is very perishable, Only then can it be shared by all parts of the country and the broad masses of the people. So on, and so on Through the above examples, it is not difficult to see that the rational use of packaging is very necessary for improving the competitiveness of commodities, improving the economic benefits of enterprises, better meeting social needs and protecting the rights and interests of consumers. The author believes that the problem is not whether commodities need packaging, but how to use packaging reasonably, that is, the development and application of green packaging

through decades of efforts, our packaging industry has made considerable progress. Although compared with the world's industrial developed countries, there is a considerable gap in the price of testing instruments in many places. However, many fields have reached or approached the world's advanced level, and have made great contributions to the development of market economy, which is very gratifying. In the past two decades, the development and application of packaging industry have eloquently shown that packaging is a major contributor to the development of market economy, and it is also an important aspect that cannot be ignored in our future development of national economy

second, white pollution is a special product at a specific historical stage, from which we should draw profound lessons

in the 1990s, the so-called white pollution, represented by EPS disposable tableware and other packaging wastes, seriously harmed the environment. Due to the good stability of plastic itself, its wastes are scattered in nature, which not only caused serious visual pollution, but also caused serious harm to the ecological balance. At first glance, the pollution of a large number of plastic wastes to the environment is due to the use of too many plastic packaging materials. Therefore, some people put forward the ideas of "replacing plastic with paper", "replacing plastic with wood", restricting and prohibiting the use of plastic packaging materials. In fact, these views are extremely one-sided and very wrong, which must be paid attention to and clarified

plastic, a new type of synthetic polymer material that came out in the early 20th century, is favored by all walks of life because of its wide variety, excellent performance, convenient molding and low price. For decades, it has gone deep into all aspects of industry, agriculture, national defense, scientific research and even people's life. Its application effect in packaging is particularly prominent. The application of plastic in packaging accounts for more than 20% of the total output of plastic products, Among the packaging materials, the application of plastic is second only to paper products and far more than traditional packaging materials such as metal, glass and wood, and it leaps to the second place, and it still develops at a speed that other packaging materials do not have every year. The irreplaceable nature of plastics in the field of packaging is becoming increasingly prominent, and its cases are numerous, which can be said to be known all over the world; Compared with industrial developed countries, our plastic packaging is not used too much, but rather quite less. In the late 1990s, when China had serious "white pollution", the per capita use of plastic packaging materials was only about 1kg, only one twentieth of that of foreign industrial developed countries, while China's "white pollution" was far more than that of foreign industrial developed countries. Why? The author believes that the main reason is not that our plastic packaging is used too much, but that our broad masses of people have poor environmental awareness in the past, and many people have the bad habit of littering casually; The crux lies in the insufficient regulation of policies and regulations, the insufficient guidance of public opinion and the imperfect recycling of waste materials

the development of scientific and technological work has cultivated plastic, a new polymer material. The popularization and application of plastic in packaging materials are very beneficial in terms of improving commodity packaging effect, reducing packaging cost, facilitating people's life and improving people's quality of life, or in terms of saving resources and conducive to sustainable development. Therefore, it can be said without exaggeration that plastic packaging materials are widely used, It is a revolutionary event in the packaging industry. "White pollution" is only a partial and temporary problem in the development of the packaging industry. The successful experience of foreign industrial developed countries and the achievements of China in the treatment of "white pollution" in recent years show that we only need to adhere to the principle of 5r1d, that is, reduce the amount of packaging as much as possible, reuse packaging as much as possible Recycle the used packaging, recycle the packaging waste as much as possible or recycle it into useful materials, refuse to use products without environmental protection concepts, and develop and apply degradable plastics. As long as we really do a good job in public opinion publicity, improve relevant laws and regulations, strengthen law enforcement, and implement development The use of degradable plastics and other comprehensive measures will definitely be able to waste. Some environmentalists have come up with ways to reduce, reuse and recycle excess materials. The harm of packaging materials to the environment will be minimized and even completely eliminated. Under the guidance of order No. 84 of the municipal government, and with the close cooperation of the municipal environmental protection, sanitation, and production units, the production units raised funds and established a green plastic resource recycling and treatment company in less than a year, which carried out the recycling and treatment of EPS tableware, which was once considered to be the main source of "white pollution", which was the most difficult packaging waste to be recycled and treated. In the past two years, It has achieved an excellent recovery rate of up to 70%, which has effectively curbed the "white pollution" in Shanghai, which is a convincing case

"white pollution" has brought serious harm to our environment and a huge negative impact on the development of our society. This is a very sad thing, but it also gives us a deep education lesson, which makes us realize that only by treating the environment well and protecting the environment seriously can human beings develop well, otherwise they will be punished by nature. If we can really learn from the "white pollution" incident and carry out green packaging work, "white pollution" will become our rare spiritual wealth

III. correctly understand and seriously do a good job in green packaging

(I) basic conditions of green packaging

with the continuous improvement of people's environmental awareness, green packaging is more and more popular, which can be said to be the aspiration of the people, but so far, a considerable number of people have a very one-sided or rather vague understanding of the real connotation of green packaging. Therefore, I will discuss with you what is green packaging. The author believes that the so-called green packaging, in short, is conducive to the sustainable development of human packaging, that is, green packaging. Specifically, the so-called green packaging should have three basic conditions at the same time, namely, safety, sanitation, environmental protection and resource conservation. If a package does not meet or does not fully meet the above three basic conditions, it cannot be called green packaging

1. Safety and health

safety refers to that packaging must have a reliable protection function for the packaged goods. It is a basic function that any packaging must have, and it has universality

hygiene refers to the use of packaging, which must not be toxic to humans and animals and meet the requirements of relevant health standards. Different commodities have different requirements for the hygienic performance of packaging materials, which is particularly important for food and drugs

2. Protect the environment

the relationship between packaging materials and environmental protection must be analyzed from the perspective of life cycle. From the perspective of environmental protection, packaging materials are required to have good adaptability to environmental protection in the whole process (the whole life cycle) from raw materials to the production, processing and use of packaging materials, and even the disposal of waste after use. Here we need to emphasize the whole process, not just one or some links, that is to say, governance "white" and improve the operability of the law

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